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What could be a better british holiday than a holiday in a luxury cottage in Ireland. There is a wide range of cottages in Ireland to choose from. Some are in remote country locations, others are in busy towns and cities and others are set in locations by the sea.

With 2094 holiday cottages to choose from you are sure to find the perfect british holiday in Ireland.

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Semi-detached House for 5 in Kenmare , Kenmare
Semi-detached House for 5 in Kenmare a british holiday cottage for 5 in ,

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Sleeps: 5

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Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry ref 9376
The cosy home is packed with modern facilities yet still managing to be cosy and welcoming ideally located on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Kenmare. It is the perfect base for exploring the scenic countryside of County Kerry and the south west of Ireland and is a great centre for a family holiday. A quiet 7 minute walk from the property leads you directly into the heart of Kenmare town, a small piece of heaven renowned for its award-winning restaurants, quality shopping, fine pubs and lively atmosphere.

Shop. Pub. Restaurant 500 yards. Beach 20 miles. Beach 1320 yards.

On the ground floor: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, w.c.
On the first floor: double with ensuite shower room, twin, single, bathroom.

Electricity and oil central heating included, open fire with starter pack, linen and towels included, hairdryer, welcome pack, cot, high chair, TV, dvd player, CD, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, fully enclosed garden, garden furniture, bbq, off road parking. Sorry no pets. No Smoking.



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Double doors from the dining area lead into a patio area with a private enclosed garden - ideal for a BBQ. Complimentary welcome pack available on arrival. Kenmare is a haven of tranquility, gourmet food, superb accommodation and breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural, unspoilt environments in Europe. Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara. To the north of Kenmare is the Killarney National Park, 10,000 hectares of woodland and magical mountains, with spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney. The unspoiled Ring of Beara lies to the south of Kenmare. Its rugged beauty is beyond compare, traffic is minimal and it abounds with archeological sites and spectacular views. Whether it is walking on the mountains, cruising on the bay, horse riding, golfing, fishing, touring or soaking up the best of music you will not be disappointed in Kenmare.

Leisure Club with gym, hot-tub, sauna, steam room, Traditional Music 500 yards. Walking 0.2 miles. Childrens Playground ¾ miles. Fishing, Golf, Sailing 1 miles.

Detached House for 8 to 10 in Glenbeigh , Glenbeigh
Detached House for 8 to 10 in Glenbeigh a british holiday cottage for 10 in ,

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Sleeps: 10

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Glenbeigh, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry ref 9369
This fantastic home is located in an idyllic area, just 1.75 miles from the pretty village of Glenbeigh on the famed "Ring of Kerry" offering easy access to the miles of Golden sands at Rossbeigh. It has been thoughtfully decorated and well equipped with a sunny lounge and kitchen. Fishing, boating on nearby Carragh Lake, golfing at the famous Dooks Golf Club or walking in some of Ireland's highest mountains will complete an active holiday. Ring of Kerry, Killarney Lakes, Muckross House and Gardens and the Dingle Peninsula make for great days out.

Shop. Pub. Restaurant 1½ miles. Beach 3 miles.

On the ground floor: lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, 3 doubles 1 with ensuite shower room, twin, shower room, w.c.
On the first floor: lounge with sofa bed.

Electricity and oil central heating included, open fire with starter pack, linen and towels included, high chair, travel cot, TV, sky, dvd player, CD, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, fully enclosed garden, patio area, garden furniture, private off road parking. One pet welcome. No Smoking.



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~ Pets only allowed in Living areas and NOT in the bedrooms.
One of Kerry's most famous blue flag beaches - Rossbeigh - is just 3 miles awat and the house is ideally situated for day trips to the Skellig Islands, Staigue Fort, Killarney National Park, Muckross House, Dingle and the Cliffs of Moher. The Kerry Way Walk is routed directly though Glenbeigh, the Rivers Behy and Caragh Lake are ideal for fishing and the local horse stables offer horse riding tours along the beach and though the forest and surrounding hills. The following golf clubs are located nearby: Dooks, Killarney and Ballybunion.

Walking ¼ miles. Childrens Playground, Fishing, Traditional Music 2 miles. Coastal walks 3 miles.

Detached Bungalow for 6 in Kilcrohane , Kilcrohane
Detached Bungalow for 6 in Kilcrohane a british holiday cottage for 6 in ,

Price: £ from 315

Sleeps: 6

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Kilcrohane, Beara Peninsula, County Cork ref 9362
Occupying a lovely position overlooking Dunmanus Bay just one mile from Kilcrohane. It offers homely accommodation with tasteful furnishings, an open fire with a large garden ideal for a BBQ where you can relax and admire the view. You are in a perfect touring location with the dramiatic scenery of the Beara, Sheep's Head and Mizen Peninsulas easily accessible. This is truly a unique property in a unique location with numerous sandy beaches and coves just waiting to be explored. Two adult bicycles are at your disposal for your enjoyment.

Shop 1 mile. Pub 2 miles. Restaurant 3 miles. Beach 200 yards.

On the ground floor: lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, 2 doubles, 2 singles, bathroom with separate shower.

Electricity and oil central heating included, open fire with starter pack, linen and towels included, babysitting on request, hairdryer, welcome pack, cot, high chair, TV, satelite tv, dvd player, CD, fridge with small ice box, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, private off road parking, free bicycles available. Pets welcome.



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There is a magnificent drive northwards over Selfin, part of it known as the Goat's Path and along Bantry Bay towards Bantry town. Bantry is only 20 miles away and has an 18 hole golf course, cinema, leisure centre, Bantry House which is the venue for internationally renowned music festivals and makes for a great day trip. The property is also ideally placed for exploring Cork, Blarney Castle and the Rings of Beara and Kerry all of which are amazing - a week just wont be long enough and you will definitely long to return to this beautiful area year after year.

Walking ½ miles. Childrens Playground, Coastal walks, Tennis, Traditional Music 3 miles.

Second Floor Apartment for 4 to 6 in Portballintra , Portballintrae
Second Floor Apartment for 4 to 6 in Portballintra a british holiday cottage for 6 in ,

Price: £ from 326

Sleeps: 6

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Portballintrae, Giants Causeway, County Antrim ref 9241
This tastefully decorated apartment with magnificent ocean views is situated in the heart of Portballintrae village with its pub and shop just one mile from Bushmills with its distillary, and variety of pubs and restaurants. The apartment is ideal for four but two children can be accommodated in "fold up" beds. The apartments are accessed by a lift as well as stairs. The Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle are all within 1 mile. Alternatively just relax and enjoy the view of the sun setting over the Atlantic from the comfort of your own lounge and hearing the sounds of waves on the beach below.

Shop 1 mile. Pub. Restaurant 176 yards. Beach 100 yards.

On the ground floor: lounge/kitchen/diner, double with ensuite shower room, twin, 2 folding beds, bathroom.

Electricity and gas central heating included, linen and towels included, hairdryer, alarm clock, uk tv channels, welcome pack, cot, high chair, TV, dvd player, CD, freezer, microwave, w/machine, dryer, off road parking, balcony. Pets welcome. No Smoking.



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~ There is 2 bedrooms in the property but there are 2 additional fold up beds available which means the property has 2 bedrooms but can accommodate up to 6 people.
~ Apartments can also be accessed by lift as well as the stairs.

Guests will enjoy a variety of activities, places to see, dining out and local culture, all within a five minute walk. This is a very secure property and is fully serviced with a lift and gas fired central heating. The North Coast boasts some of Irelands most popular attractions such as, Dunluce Castle, the Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Whiskey Distillery. All situated close to the main town on the Causeway Coast, Coleraine and the North Coast's main resorts Portrush and Portstewart. The North West 200 Motorcycle Road Race and the NI International Air Show are two of the area's top events! After experiencing the beautiful scenery, award-winning beaches, activities and attractions the North Coast has to offer, come home and relax in this cosy apartment or indulge in any of the fine restaurants in the area. World Class Golf Courses with Royal Portrush, Portstewart and Castlerock are also on your doorstep.

Traditional Music 100 yards. Coastal walks, Walking ¼ miles. Surfing, Childrens Playground ½ miles. Fishing 2 miles. Leisure centre and indoor pool 4.9 miles. Golf 5 miles.

Detached Dormer Bungalow for 10 in Kilnaleck , Kilnaleck
Detached Dormer Bungalow for 10 in Kilnaleck a british holiday cottage for 10 in ,

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Sleeps: 10

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Kilnaleck, Lake County, County Cavan ref 9188
Situated in peaceful countryside one mile from Kilnaleck village and 8 miles from Cavan town just two hours driving from Dublin. This spacious home offers a large garden area with basketball net, games room and all modern conveniences. Located in the Lake District of Cavan it’s a fisherman’s paradise just 3 miles from the shores of Lough Sheelin renowned for trout fishing.. Visit the local Cavan County Museum, Killykeen Forest Park, the many equestian centers and golf courses in the area.

Shop. Pub 1 mile. Restaurant 3 miles. Beach 54 miles.

On the ground floor: lounge, kitchen/diner, kingsize double, 4ft double bed, single, bathroom with separate shower.
On the first floor: 3 kingsize doubles 2 with ensuite shower room.

Electricity and oil central heating included, linen and towels included, hairdryer, alarm clock, welcome pack, travel cot, stair gate, TV, video, dvd player, CD, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, partially enclosed garden, patio area, patio furniture, private off road parking. One small pet welcome. No Smoking.



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Refresh your spirits in Cavan, the lake county, a county with an ancient and colourful heritage. Enjoy a hot stone massage at a luxury spa or a round of golf at a championship golf course. Experience the finest of food at one of many award-winning restaurants. Discover spectacular scenery, wonderful fishing, cruising, boating, canoeing, golfing, and equestrian activities. Go walking amidst lake dotted countryside or canoeing through the interweaving channels of Lough Oughter. Whatever you’re after, it’s all here in Cavan, the perfect place for tranquillity and activity. Cavan is the well-spring of the two great cruising rivers- the mighty Shannon, Ireland’s longest river and the River Erne, with a canal to link them both. Cavan is “Lake Country”, it contains hundreds of fish filled lakes which should delight any angler.

Walking ½ mile. Fishing 2 miles.

1.Fishing / Angling in Cavan
County Cavan is Ireland’s premier angling location and reputed to have a lake for every day of the year. County Cavan comprises of many major river systems and is the well-spring of the river Erne and her main tributaries, the river Shannon to the north-west and the river Boyne system to the south.

Locally there are three good fishing lakes, namely
1.Lough Sheelin (3 miles away) which is synonymous with the finest Trout fishing in the world. Fishery scientists estimate that Sheelin has a trout carrying capacity of over 100,000 trout with at least 40,000 of them between 2 and 4lb.
2.Loch Gowna lakes cover an area of 1,800 acres (728 Hectares) and are known as one of the best course fishing waters in Europe.
3.Lough Ramor, near Virginia, County Cavan, is a medium-sized lake and holds occasional salmon, together with brown trout and coarse fish. A fisherman’s paradise.

2. Golf in Cavan
County Cavan is a haven for the golf enthusiast. It offers many exciting golf courses designed to challenge the skill level of any player, be it amateur or professional. There are three 18 hole and five 9 hole golf courses in the county.

1.County Cavan Golf Club (18 Hole) (8 miles away)
Founded in 1894, Cavan is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland. The 18-hole, par 70 layout measures 5634 metres. A feature of the parkland course is the number of mature trees, some over 100 years old.

2.Farnham Estate Golf Club (18 hole) (8 miles away)
The front nine holes of a new Jeff Howes designed golf course opened for play at Farnham Estate in mid 2008. This stunning parkland course is spread over 500 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland and measures over 7,000 yards in length.

3.Slieve Russell Hotel Golf and Country Club
The 18-hole championship course at the Slieve Russell has since become one of the top ranking courses in Ireland and is cited as one of the great courses world wide.

1.Crover House Hotel and Golf Club (9 hole) (3 miles away)
A beautiful executive, 9 hole course with unrivalled views over Lough Sheelin.

2.Virginia Golf Club (9 Hole)
Nine hole parkland course with narrow tree lined fairways overlooking Lough Ramor
Length of Course 4139m (4,484 yards). Par 64

3.Cabra Castle (9 Hole)
Attractive woodland golf course with the imposing castle hotel as a backdrop. Length of course: 5261m (5,755 yards) Par 68

4.Blacklion Golf Club (9 Hole)
Situated on shores of Lough McNean, this 9 hole course is one of the most scenic inland courses in Ireland.

5.Belturbet Golf Club (9 Hole)
Parkland course with majority of holes played to elevated greens.
Length of course: 4889m (5,347 yards) Par 68

3.Equestrian Centres in Cavan.
There are a number of excellent riding schools throughout the county offering a variety of activities from trekking to hourly lessons.

1.Cavan Equestrian Centre (8 miles away) specialise in Horse and Pony International Performance Sales. There are weekly show jumping events and national and international show jumping events of 3-6 days duration, approx. 6 per annum.
With ongoing works at the moment there will eventually be 12,000 square metres under roof including bars, restaurants and all essential facilities including 400 stables
• 3 indoor arenas • 1 large all weather arena • 4 grass arenas

2.Ross Equestrian Centre .(5 miles away)
Ross Equestrian Centre is set in 36 acres of private parkland. The new purpose-built cross country course with scenic trails along the Lough Sheelin promises riders of all levels enjoyable and exciting rides.

3.Redhills Equestrian Centre is a family run centre specialising in children's holidays and progressive teaching. Instruction is geared to all standards.

4.Cruising in Cavan

Meander down the renowned Shannon-Erne Waterway or along the majestic River Erne and you'll find that Cavan is ideal for cruising. Dotted with shimmering lakes and rivers, this area of Ireland is a genuine boaters paradise.
The Shannon-Erne Waterway traverses 62.5 klms of lake and river and still canal sections. With 16 fully automatic locks, 34 stone bridges and 6 fully serviced mooring areas, the waterway invites you to enjoy cruising, fishing, walking cycling, canoeing, golf and horse riding along Europe's longest navigable Inland waterway.
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River Erne. Eighty-four km of the River Erne is navigable from Belturbet to Belles in Co Fermanagh. There is only one lock on the system, Portora Lock. Services are located at many locations along the river. It is truly unspoilt and tranquil leisure oriented expanse of water for boating enthusiasts and game and coarse anglers.

5.Restaurants in Cavan.
Crover House Hotel (3 miles)
Lough Sheelin
Ballinagh (5 miles)
Casey's Steak House
Cavan Town. (8 miles)
Annalee Restaurant Hotel Kilmore, Dublin Road, Cavan Town, Co. Cavan
Bramley Restaurant At The Black Horse Inn, Church Street, Cavan
Little Sicily Restaurant 24 Main Street, Cavan, Co. Cavan.
The Oak Room Restaurant 62 Main St, Cavan Town, Co. Cavan
Blacklion
McNean House and Restaurant
Listed in Bridgestone '100 Best Places to Eat' 2009' and '100 Best Places to Stay 2009'.
Cloverhill
The Olde Post Inn, Cloverhill
Listed in Bridgestone '100 Best Places to Eat' 2009' and '100 Best Places to Stay 2009'.
Slieve Russel Hotel
Connall Cearnach Restaurant
Fine dining Awards: AA Rosette
Setanta Restaurant
Modern European Awards: AA Rosette
6.Walking and Cycling

1.The Kingfisher Cycle Trail
Hidden amongst the lakes and leafy laneways of Cavan, is a true gem for cycling enthusiasts and leisure cyclists alike. The Kingfisher Cycle Trail covers over 300 miles of fully mapped and signposted cycle route from Cavan's lakelands to the Atlantic Coast.

2.Dun a Rí Forest Park
The Forest Park embracing part of the Cabra Estate formerly owned by the Pratt family is situated in the Parish of Enniskeen. The Romantic Glen of the Cabra River, stretching the full length of the Park, is an area steeped in history and legend. It is said that Cuchulain camped there at night while by day conducting his single handed defense of Ulster against the armies of Maeve. The Normans were here also and in later years the glen echoed to the sounds of Cromwells armies. Dun a Rí Forest Park is a place of beauty.
Situated in a tranquil glen, Dun a Rí is home to stoat, hare, mink, rabbit and otter, as well as red and grey squirrel along the banks of the River Cabra, which runs through the park. Take a romantic walk through deep, leafy glades over old bridges with marvelous views north to Slieve Gullion in County Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne. Some interesting features in the park include Cromwell's bridge, a wishing well and an ice house. There are four walks of approximately 1.5 -2km in length in the park.

3.Mullagh Hill Walk
Park at the amenity area on the lake shore outside Mullagh on the Viriginia road (R194). Walk along the main road towards Cavan for 300 metres. There is a sign on the right hand side pointing to a hill walk. The path way is good but steep. Wonderful 360 degree views across Counties Cavan and Monaghan.

4.Lough Oughter - Guided Nature Walks
Always wanted to know your trees, birds or insects Enjoy a nature walk through the splendid Lough Oughter district in County Cavan, as your guide points out birds, wild flowers, trees, mini-beasts, spiders, dragonflys etc.

5.Virginia, Deerpark Forest Walk, (A Sli na Slainte Route)
Start the walk at the car park beside Virginia Rugby Club on the Ballyjamesduff Road. There are two walking options; a shorter 2.5km trail. Slí na Sláinte signs are located along the longer walk detailing your route. Follow the path to the right again past a green shed.

7.Places to Visit in Cavan:
1.Cavan County Museum.
Ballyjamesduff is immortalised in the famous Percy French song, 'Come back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff'. It is also home to the award-winning Cavan County Museum, which showcases the entire spectrum of Cavan's diverse culture, heritage and history. The collection comprises archaeological finds from the Stone Age to the Middle ages including the three-faced pre-Christian Corleck Head and a 1,000 year old dug-out boat.

2.Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.
Another must-visit attraction is the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in west Cavan and recognised by UNESCO. The Geopark offers stunning show caves as well as guided walks and activity days for all the family. Many of the lakes have formed over deepened glacial valleys or in hollows between glacial deposits as a result of flooding at the end of the last ice age. The Cavan extension of the Geopark was approved on the 19th September 2008.

3.Belturbet Station
Belturbet, one of Cavan's most attractive and historic towns on the River Erne, is the scene of an exciting new heritage tourism project. The old Great Northern Railway cutstone railway station, built in 1885 has been fully restored and now houses an interesting exhibition telling the story of the railway age here, and a fascinating collection of railway memorabilia.

4.Drumlane Monastic Site
Drumlane Monastry is located just outside the small village of Milltown, about 4 miles from Belturbet. The monastery occupies a very scenic site on the edge of a lake which forms one of the northwesterly outliers from Lough Oughter. It was reputedly founded by St. Mogue, the Bishop of Ferns, in the 6th century, though some have argued that St. Columcille was the original founder and that St. Mogue simply re-established it.
St. Mary's priory for the Augustinian canons was founded here in the 12th Century. The remains are of a round tower, church, graveyard, fragments of a cross-inscribed stone and the site of a priory.
The round tower is one of the most striking features of the complex, standing to over 11m in height. Look out for the carvings of birds on the on the external wall, 2.2 metres above ground level. The gate at the entrance to the graveyard also features a stone carving, this time in the form of a small cross. The church features a number of interesting stone heads, one above the door in the west wall and another three on the external face of the east window. About 150 metres south of the church there are a series of earthworks which probably represent the remains of the 12th Century Augustinian Priory. The Priory may have been demolished after the suppression of the monasteries in the 15th and 16th centuries. Access all year. No admission charge.

5.Dun a Rí Forest Park
The Forest Park embracing part of the Cabra Estate formerly owned by the Pratt family, is situated in the Parish of Enniskeen. The Romantic Glen of the Cabra River, stretching the full length of the Park, is an area steeped in history and legend. It is said that Cuchulain camped there at night while by day conducting his single handed defense of Ulster against the armies of Maeve. The Normans were here also and in later years the glen echoed to the sounds of Cromwells armies. Dun a Rí Forest Park is a place of beauty. Situated in a tranquil glen, Dun a Rí is home to stoat, hare, mink, rabbit and otter, as well as red and grey squirrel along the banks of the River Cabra, which runs through the park. Take a romantic walk through deep, leafy glades over old bridges with marvelous views north to Slieve Gullion in County Armagh and the Mountains of Mourne. Some interesting features in the park include Cromwell's bridge, a wishing well and an ice house. There are four walks of approximately 1.5 -2km in length in the park.

6.Turbot Island
Turbet Island motte and bailey is scenically situated on the River Erne in Belturbet. The site has a motte, a steep sided mound of earth with a flat top, a bailey and an attached enclosed area that once contained houses and other buildings. The site has walking trails and information panels for visitors.

7.Saint Kilians Heritage Centre
St. Kilian was born in Mullagh, Co. Cavan in 640 A.D. in 686 A.D. he became a missionary to Wurzburg in Germany where he was martyred in 689 A.D. The exhibition, which is introduced by a 15 minute audio-visual presentation, deals with St. Kilian and his times, his work, martyrdom and subsequent cult. It brings to life in maps, photographs, statuettes, manuscript facsimiles and art reproductions, a glorious era in Irish Church history and the work of Irish missionaries in Europe in the 6th and 7th centuries. The exhibition also traces the development of gaelic script for the ogham writing of the 4th to the 7th centuries and the Wurzburg Glosses (the earliest example of written Irish c.750) to the illuminated script of the book of Kells.

7.Cootehill Heritage Walking Trail
Cootehill is a perfect example of an 18th Century Ulster market town. It began as a small village in the early 1700s and soon developed into an important market town for brown linen. The town owes its origins to the Coote family who acquired a large estate in this area in the late century. The Cootes encouraged the linen trade which attracted a wide diversity of settlers to the town. The town has a cruciform shape. Bridge Street and Church Street followed. The tour begins outside the Church of Ireland at the east end of Market Street. The walk takes approximately 60-90 minutes.

8.The Museum of the Master Saddler
This museum is unique being the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the ancient craft of the Saddler and Harness Maker. The museum documents the various demands placed upon the saddler from farming, sports, military and transport. The museum exhibits include: 1920's side saddle, shire harness, over 60 leather samples, harness decoration and buckles, driving collars, coaching coats, whips, saddle trees, muzzles, lamps and poultice boots. The museum also houses several driving carriages and horse drawn farm implements.

9.Burren Forest
The Burren Forest is located minutes away from Blacklion. Burren is a fascinating complex of megalithic tombs, ancient hut sites, walks and field walls. A key site in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Burren provides an intriguing insight into the lives of our prehistoric ancestors. Visit the Tourist Office in the Market House in the centre of the town for information on all attractions around Blacklion.
Archaeology Field Trips, Burren Forest
10.Dermakesh Pet Farm
Dernakesh Pet Farm is a family run visitor centre featuring animals from the four corners of the globe. Situated just a couple of miles from Cootehill, along the Bailieboro road in the parish of Maudabawn, at Dernakesh you can meet and interact with a growing and diverse range of animals. An exceptional educational experience. Dermakesh boasts one of the largest indoor animal viewing facilities in Ireland.
See a varied and exotic mix of animals including: Raccoons, Parrots, Sheep, Llamas, Pigs, Camel, Rabbits, Snakes, Ponies, Horses, Cows, Swans, Ducks, Monkeys, Donkeys, Deer, Wallabys and lots more! Other facilities: Coffee Shop, Gift Shop, Irish Heritage Museum, Organic vegetable patch - Hatching rooms, Picnic Area, Children Play Area, Wheelchair Accessible - Car Parking and ample space for bus and coach - Toilets and Baby changing facilities.

8.Museums
1.Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff.
Cavan County museum collect’s, conserves and ultimately display the material heritage and culture of Co. Cavan and its environs, for the benefit of the public. Exhibition galleries feature unique artefacts dating from the Stone Age up until the twentieth century, material spanning over 6000 years of occupation in Cavan. The collection comprises archaeological finds from the Stone Age to the Middle ages including the three-faced pre-Christian Corleck Head and a 1,000 year old dug-out boat. Newly-opened galleries deal with topics as diverse as the Great Famine, Percy French and the Lords Farnham. Our temporary exhibition space plays host to regular art shows given by local and national artists. There is also a fine display of 18th - 20th Century costume, galleries on folk life, the GAA and Camogie Association. The museum is housed in a beautiful 19th Century building with spacious grounds, gardens and nearby children’s playground. A craft and coffee shop are also available. The museum frequently hosts art and photography exhibitions, book readings and the famous Lakeland Quilt Fair.

2.The Museum of the Master Saddler, Corlough, Co Cavan
This museum is unique being the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the ancient craft of the Saddler and Harness Maker. The museum documents the various demands placed upon the saddler from farming, sports, military and transport. The museum exhibits include: 1920's side saddle, shire harness, over 60 leather samples, harness decoration and buckles, driving collars, coaching coats, whips, saddle trees, muzzles, lamps and poultice boots. The museum also houses several driving carriages and horse drawn farm implements.

3.Carraig Craft Visitor Centre - Mountnugent
A basketry museum with an exhibition of traditional baskets in rod, rush, and straw. Audio visual presentation. Craft shop, tourist information, coffee shop, craft workshop, lectures and demonstrations. Bus and car park facilities

4.Ballyhugh Arts and Heritage Centre, Ballyhugh, Ballyconnell
Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre is located between Milltown and Ballyconnell. The centre promotes Irish heritage through exhibitions, displays, heritage tours, ceilis and events.

9.Canoeing (Cavan Canoeing)
1.Cavan Canoe Centre, Located at Carratraw
Cavan Canoe Centre is the gateway to Inishmore Island at the centre of Lough Oughter waterways. Discover exciting local geology, archaeology, wildlife, and history in this intriguing area of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Join us at this beautiful location on the River Erne for a memorable experience. Cavan Canoeing offer kayak/canoe instruction, local nature and historical tours, summer camps, school trips and complete multi day packages for individuals, groups families and friends.
Location: Cavan Canoeing, Carratraw Canoe Centre, Inishmore, Butlers Bridge, Co Cavan


10.Archaeological Sites
1.Burren Forest
The Burren Forest is located minutes away from Blacklion. Burren is a fascinating complex of megalithic tombs, ancient hut sites, walks and field walls. A key site in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Burren provides an intriguing insight into the lives of our prehistoric ancestors. Visit the Tourist Office in the Market House in the centre of the town for information on all attractions around Blacklion.
Archaeology Field Trips, Burren Forest
2.Brú na Bóinne,
Bru na Boinne - the Palace of the Boyne- is the name given to one of the world’s most important archaeological landscapes, dominated by the spectacular prehistoric passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. UNESCO has designated Brú na Bóinne a World Heritage Site. Constructed during the Neolithic or New Stone Age, the passage tombs of Brú na Bóinne are about 5000 years old. Located 2km west of Donore Village on L2. Open Season: Newgrange - all year. Open Season: Knowth - Easter to October. Pre-booking for tour groups (extremely busy during summer months).
3.Lough Crew Cairns Oldcastle, Co Meath
On top of the highest hills in Co Meath are some of its oldest monuments, the 5000 year old passage tombs of Loughcrew. Visitors to the monuments are rewarded not only by the ancient sites but also by some of the most stunning views in Ireland. Located East of Oldcastle off the R163. Open all year, free guided tours June to Aug.

Walking ½ miles. Horse riding, Traditional Music, Childrens Playground 1 miles. Fishing 2 miles. Swimming Pool, Cinema 8 miles.

Detached Character Cottage for 4 to 6 in Ballyconn , Ballyconneely
Detached Character Cottage for 4 to 6 in Ballyconn a british holiday cottage for 6 in ,

Price: £ from 661

Sleeps: 6

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Ballyconneely, Connemara, County Galway ref 9166
A truly wonderful thatched cottage, that adopts an envious location, overlooking lake and mountains and just a half mile from the village of Ballyconneely with pub offering bar food and traditional music. Just a short walk from the waters edge and only a few miles from the internationally acclaimed Connemara golf course. This spectacular coastline has much to offer with the popular town of Clifden only 6 miles away which provides pubs, craft shops and restaurants.

Shop. Pub 880 yards. Restaurant 6 miles. Beach 200 yards. Lakeside 50 yards.

On the ground floor: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, sun room, kingsize double with ensuite jacuzzi and separate shower, shower room, w.c.
On the first floor: double, twin.

Electricity included , storage heaters, open fire with starter pack, linen and towels included, welcome pack, satelite tv, dvd player, radio, CD, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, partially enclosed garden, patio area, picnic bench, garden seat, bbq, locked shed available for storage, private off road parking, free bicycles available. Pets welcome. No Smoking.



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This very attractive thatched cottage has a charming attic bedroom - a quaint room with sloping ceilings and best suited for children - over 8 years as the steps to the room are steep. Two Bicycles available for your pleasure.

in its unique position overlooking the lake offers you large windows to appreciate the views of the Connemara mountains. It is spacious, tastefully furnished and only a short walk to the nearest beach.
Ballyconneely boasts an 18-hole championship golf course that has the spectacular Twelve Bens as a backdrop, and challenges the best of players with its massive last six holes that make par a challenge to achieve.
With Clifden only a 6 mile drive away, you will be able to visit Clifden Castle, explore beautiful Connemara, try pony trek or go for a day's sailing at the Sea Sports Centre. There are also lots of Restaurants, Craft shops and pubs, where you will hear Traditional Irish Music being played most nights.
The Connemara coastline is well worth exploring as well as the Connemara National Park.

Coastal walks, Driving Range, Fishing - Lake ½ miles. Walking - Hill 1½ miles. Fishing - Sea 1.8 miles. Golf, Horse riding, Traditional Music, Childrens Playground, Swimming Pool, Cinema 6 miles.

Detached Dormer Bungalow for 6 in Doogort , Doogort
Detached Dormer Bungalow for 6 in Doogort a british holiday cottage for 6 in ,

Price: £ from 315

Sleeps: 6

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Doogort, Achill Island, County Mayo ref 9137
This lovely home is located on the northern fringe of Achill Island beneath Slievemore Mountain, Achill's highest point and is situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Dugort beach, providing spectacular views of Blacksod Bay. It is bright and spacious inside providing comfortable accommodation and yet only a stone's throw to the blue flag beach known as Silver Strand. The island joined to the causeway by bridge is noted for its natural scenery and the towns in this region Westport, Newport Castlebar and the Connmara National Park are worthy day trips

Shop. Pub 440 yards. Restaurant 1320 yards. Beach 440 yards.

On the ground floor: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, double.
On the first floor: double with ensuite shower room, twin with ensuite shower room, bathroom with shower over bath.

Electricity by meter read, storage heaters, open fire with starter pack, linen and towels included, hairdryer, uk tv channels, travel cot, TV, dvd player, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, patio area, patio furniture, on street parking. One small pet welcome. No Smoking.



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Achill Island is the largest Island off the Irish coastline and one of the most popular for holidaying while in Ireland. Given that the island is steeped in history and boasts spectacular beauty Achill is a must while on holiday in Ireland and the Strand Hotel makes an ideal touring based with local golf courses, fishing, mountain climbing and water sports nearby.

Coastal walks, Fishing ½ miles.

Detached Cottage for 4 in Glenbeigh , Glenbeigh
Detached Cottage for 4 in Glenbeigh a british holiday cottage for 4 in ,

Price: £ from 250

Sleeps: 4

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Glenbeigh, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry ref 9122
This cosy cottage is located on an elevated site overlooking the pine skirted Curra Mountains one mile from Glenbeigh on the scenic Ring of Kerry route.. It is very spacious and well equipped. A great base to explore this unspoilt uncommercial l area with Rossbeigh blue flag beach only 2 miles away and Dooks Golf course within 4 miles. Within 45 min is Killarney town with its shopping and Muckross House and Gardens mentin the Dingle Peninsula make for great trips.

Shop. Pub. Restaurant 1 mile. Beach 2 miles.

On the ground floor: lounge/kitchen/diner, double, twin, shower room.

Electricity and oil central heating included, linen and towels included, babysitting on request, hairdryer, travel cot, high chair, TV, dvd player, CD, freezer, dishwasher, realistic coal effect fire, Washing Machine / Dryer, partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, private off road parking. Pets welcome. No Smoking.



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Glenbeigh is just over 8 miles west of Killorglin, at the foot of Seefin Mountains (1,621 feet), where the Behy River flows into Dingle Bay. A big attraction of this village is the superb Blue Flag beach, Rossbeigh, a wonderful long beach with views across the bay to the Dingle Mountains. This beautiful, unpolluted beach provides superb conditions for swimming. It is wonderful to walk along, and its many mud flats on the eastern side provides some fantastic bird watching.

The mountains provide many walks, one of the finest being the Glenbeigh Horseshoe, so-called because of the shape of the mountain ranges from Seefin to Drung Hill. The scenery is magnificent and includes a series of glacial corries and lakes, which lie at the head of the Behy valley. There is trout fishing on Lough Coomasaharn, the largest of the lakes, and the Behy River.

More walking, climbing and fishing can be found at Blackstones Bridge and the Caragh River, about 3 miles from Glenbeigh via the Windy Gap - although the scenery on the way is so compelling that you may not reach your destination. Caragh Lake is a beautiful expanse of water 4 miles long, providing more stunning scenerty in its setting among broom and heather-covered hills and imposing mountains in the background.

A festival is held in Glenbeigh in August, when the town becomes lively with visitors, coming to watch or take part in races along the beach.

Horse riding, Walking, Pony trekking 1 miles. Tennis, Bird watching, Childrens Playground, Coastal walks, Fishing 2 miles. Golf 4 miles.

Detached Dormer Bungalow for 8 in Culdaff , Culdaff
Detached Dormer Bungalow for 8 in Culdaff a british holiday cottage for 8 in ,

Price: £ from 357

Sleeps: 8

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Culdaff, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal ref 9024
This beautiful home is located two miles from the tranquil village of Culdaff, 19 miles from lively Buncrana on the famous Inishowen Peninsula. It is tastefully furnished inside set on its own enclosed grounds with second TV DVD and play station in the twin room on the first floor making it an ideal choice for those traveling with children. The captivating landscape of this area gives visitors many opportunities to explore the mountains and stroll the many beautiful beaches.

Shop. Pub. Restaurant 1 mile. Beach 2 miles.

On the ground floor: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, double, bathroom with separate shower.
On the first floor: double, kingsize double with ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe, twin.

Electricity and oil central heating included, open fire with starter pack, linen and towels included, games console, deck chairs, hairdryer, electric blankets, alarm clock, welcome pack, travel cot, TV, sky, video, dvd player, CD, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, fully enclosed garden, decked area, garden furniture, bbq, private off road parking. One small pet welcome.



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There are 3 championship golf courses nearby, horse riding, Isle of Doagh visitor centre not to mention Mc Grory's which is popular for live music with many restaurants all within easy reach offering varied cuisine. Hill walkers will be rewarded with the breathtaking views from the hills and the beautiful Malin Head - Ireland's most northerly point is definitely worth a visit. A ferry crossing from Greencastle to Magilligan provides the prefect opportunity to explore the North Antrim Coastline and world renowned Giants Causeway which makes for a great day trip.

Walking ½ miles. Traditional Music ¾ miles. Horse riding, Fishing, Childrens Playground 3 miles. Swimming Pool, Golf 7 miles.

First Floor Studio for 2 in Riverstown , Riverstown
First Floor Studio for 2 in Riverstown a british holiday cottage for 2 in ,

Price: £ from 240

Sleeps: 2

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Riverstown, Lough Arrow, County Sligo ref 9020
Situated on a working farm is this converted studio which is on a small development and has been renovated to a very high standard only 1 mile from Riverstown and 14 miles from lively Sligo Town. It is finshed to a very high standard inside with all mod cons and is an ideal haven for couples with the bedroom at the back in its own alcove with the ensuite off it and the living room kitchen off that. There is a river on site which is ideal for fishing or just relaxing watching the swans swim by. Clay Pigeon shooting, golfing, horse riding and boat hire can all be organised by the owner so you can relax and enjoy your stay.

Shop. Pub. Restaurant 1 mile. Beach 16 miles.

On the ground floor: lounge/kitchen/diner, double with ensuite shower room.

Electricity and oil central heating included, linen and towels included, hairdryer, uk tv channels, welcome pack, cot, high chair, TV, dvd player, fridge with small ice box, microwave, dishwasher, shared w/machine, shared dryer, open plan shared garden, shared courtyard, picnic bench shared, shared driveway, off road parking. Pets welcome.



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~ There is internet access available at the cottage free of charge.
~ There is an onsite laundry room which is shared and is available free of charge.

Enniscrone a short drive away is well known for its magnificent sunsets and has 3 mile of stretch of sandy Blue Flag beach surrounded by Sand Dunes. The demanding links course is a golfers paradise is a golfers paradise and fisherman can enjoy deepwater off shore fishing and excellent angling is available on Lough Arrow or the famous River Moy. Alternatively tour North to experience the magnificence of the North Mayo coast from Ballina along the coast road to the Mullet Peninsula one of Irelands most westerly areas. Pitch and putt, waterworld, water parks and many beautiful beaches provide fundamentals for keeping the kids happy. Whatever your taste there is something for everyone in this magnificent part of Ireland and this is the perfect home from which to tour all Sligo and the North West has to offer. Sligo's scenic Atlantic Coast has some well-known surfing beaches including Strandhill, Rosses Point and Enniscrone which is also renowned for its golf.

Fishing, Walking, Bird watching on site. Childrens Playground, Traditional Music 1 miles. Golf 5 miles. Leisure Club with gym, hot-tub, sauna, steam room, Horse riding 6 miles.

 

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